May 01, 2013
Teamwork improves Waitemata Health care
The head of Waitemata District Health’s paediatrics team says families will be better served through the co-location of DHB clinics in Te Whānau ō Waipareira’s Whānau House.
Dr Tim Jellyman has been running clinics in the Henderson building for a year, and other departments are now following suit.
He says the DHB can get some of the benefits of the interactions Waipareira has with families as a provider of other services.
“It’s about working much closer as a team with the people, the nurses and the community health workers who are already part of the whānau house. They know the families really well and it brings together what they know and what we can bring from a paediatrics perspective which I think is better value for the families,” he says.
Tim Jellyman says because the Whānau House is on a transport hub with rail and bus links and free parking, it is much easier for many West Auckland families to get to it rather than Waitakere or North Shore hospitals.
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